Team Building Quotes

Leaders, facilitators and team members often overlook the power of positive team building quotes. Not only can sharing a great quote at the right time help build credibility, it can also be motivating to those you are speaking to. I would suggest using quotes whether you are facilitating a leadership workshop, leading a team building program, or just speaking to your peers or staff.

I have chosen several quotes to share with you as a resource. Please use them when appropriate to help boost the effectiveness of your message. Of course, be sure to give credit to the original source.

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

No man is wise enough by himself. – Plautus

Teamwork divides the task and double the success. - Unknown

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

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. - Doug Floyd

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin

It is amazing how much people get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit. - Swahili proverb

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

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

Michael, if you can’t pass, you can’t play. - Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year

We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees. - Jason Kidd
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. - Japanese proverb

A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way. - Swahili proverb

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

Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success. - Stephen Covey

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. - Joe Paterno

It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part. - Casey Stengel

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

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play. - William B. Given, Jr.

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. - Unknown

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. - Vince Lombardi

A championship team is a team of champions. - Unknown

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues. - Lee Iacocca