Great things are rarely achieved by just one person. Usually, they are accomplished by a group of people, and when everyone is committed to the overall goal, teams move faster, are more innovative and more successful. Successful teamwork is essential for anyone attempting complete projects successfully.

At Tameday, we understand the importance of teamwork and have compiled 35 of the best teamwork quotes to help inspire collaboration in your organisation.

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1. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

Michael Jordan

2. “Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.”

Vince Lombardi

3. “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

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

Henry Ford

5. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

6. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.”

Patrick Lencioni

7. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”

Jean-Francois Cope

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

Ken Blanchard

9. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Henry Ford

10. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

Phil Jackson

11. “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.”

Mike Schmoker

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

Louisa May Alcott

13. “Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”

Mattie Stepanek

14. “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.”

Mike Krzyzewski

15. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”

James Cash Penney

16. “Efficiency is doing better that what is already being done.”

Peter Drucker

17. “The value of achievement lies in the achieving.”

Albert Einstein

18. “You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.”

Seth Godin

19. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

Warren Buffett

20. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

Tim Ferriss

21. “Bad attitudes will ruin your team.”

Terry Bradshaw

22. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”

Napolean Hill

23. “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

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

Booker T. Washington

25. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

H.E. Luccock

27. “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”

Charles Darwin

28. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

Phil Jackson

29. “Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.”

Simon Mainwaring

30. “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

31. “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

Bang Gae

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

Orrin Woodward

33. “If you can laugh together, you can work together.”

Robert Orben

34. “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.”

Becka Schoettle

35. “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

John Rockefeller

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. An impressive 35 quotes to inspire teamwork.

Anything to add? If we’ve missed your favourite quote, please let us know in the comments.

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