43 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Teamwork and Collaboration

Sometimes all inspiration you need to build a better team can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

Say you want to change careers. Or start a business. Or get fit, or get healthier, or take your life in a new direction. Huge goals are almost impossible to accomplish by yourself -- and even if you can, it's a lot harder.

That's because a great team help motivate and inspire you, and you can do the same for them.

Plus it's a lot more rewarding to look around and realize that you did something awesome together.

Here are 43 great motivational quotes about the power of teamwork:

"If you take out the team in teamwork, it's just work. Now who wants that?" Matthew Woodring Stover

"When you hand good people possibility, they do great things." Biz Stone

"Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." Virginia Burden

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever." Amy Poehler

"There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others." George Shinn

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Isaac Newton

"The ratio of 'We' to 'I' is the best indicator of the development of a team." Lewis B Ergen

"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." Elbert Hubbard

"The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first."  Iyanla Vanzant

"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Michael Jordan

"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

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller

"Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." Patrick Lencioni

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." Booker T. Washington

"I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition." Jean-Francois Cope

"None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken Blanchard

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Phil Jackson

"It takes two flints to make a fire." Louisa May Alcott

"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie Stepanek

"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless." Mike Krzyzewski

"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." James Cash Penney

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Phil Jackson

"We rise by lifting others" Robert Ingersoll

"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." Abraham Lincoln

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S Truman

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." Henry Ford

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." Norman Shidle

"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

"Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." Steve Jobs

"Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results." Ifeanyi Onuoha

"Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team." Patrick Lencioni

"Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you're the CEO." Max McKeown

"With teamwork we are able to multiply our output and minimize individual input." Ogwo David Emenike

"Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it." Brian Tracy

"In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly." Mark Sanborn

"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team." Lee Iacocca

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." Billy Martin

"Teams are incredible things. No task is too great, no accomplishment too grand, no dream too far-fetched for a team. It takes teamwork to make the dream work." John C. Maxwell


"Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you." Kris A. Hiatt
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