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30 Inspirational Team Building Quotes

Here, you’ll find a compilation of quotes on team building that can serve as a valuable resource to educate, motivate, and inspire your team members, fostering effective collaboration in the workplace.

Quotes For Teamwork/Collaboration

1. “The ratio of we’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.”

Lewis B. Ergen

2. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Henry Ford

3. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”

H. E. Luccock

4. “It takes two flints to make a fire.”

Louisa May Alcott

5. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

Babe Ruth

6. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb

7. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.”

Virginia Burden

8. “Success is best when it’s shared.”

Howard Schultz

9. “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Ken Blanchard

10. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

Andrew Carnegie

11. “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.”

Phil Jackson

12. “A boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing their own way.”

Swahili Proverb

13. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

Ryunosuke Satoro

14. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

Mother Teresa

15. “Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”

Patrick Lencioni

16. “Teams share the burden and divide the grief.”

Doug Smith

17. “A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.”

Bill Bethel

18. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.”

Justin Sewell

19. “I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.”

Mother Teresa

20. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

Steve Jobs

Quotes For Leaders

21. “I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team."

Lee Iacocca

22. “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.”

Max McKeown

23. “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”

Bo Schembechler

24. “A leader must inspire, or his team will expire.”

Orrin Woodward

25. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

Rosalynn Carter

26. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.”

George Shinn

27. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.”

Iyanla Vanzant

28. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

Reid Hoffman

29. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

Booker T. Washington

30. “No individual can win a game by himself.”



The power of teamwork should never ever be underestimated especially in the workplace. It can decide whether your business succeeds or not. Thus, explore these fantastic quotes to inspire and motivate your team members. Let’s come together and work as one!

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