The 30 Best Teamwork Quotes RANKED

Written by Samantha Ferguson

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Last updated on 4th August 2023

Let’s face it. Teamwork is rarely smooth sailing. There will be highs and lows. Moments of success and also moments where you clash. 

But, regardless of whether you’re having a bad day or a good one, being part of a team is a special experience that can help you accomplish incredible things. 

Want to share some inspiration with your team members?

Look no further. 

Here are the 30 BEST teamwork quotes (in our humble opinion!)  

30. “Teamwork makes the dream work.” – John C. Maxwell

29. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

28. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

27. “Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz

26. “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

25. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

24. “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty

23. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

22. “The whole is better than the sum of the parts.” – Kurt Koffka

21. “You are either supporting the vision or supporting division.” – Saji Ijiyemi

20. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

19. “Many hands make light work.” – John Heywood 

18. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

17. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden

16. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire” – Orrin Woodward

15. “A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” – Chuck Page

14. “I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa 

13. “If you can laugh together, you can work together.” – Robert Orben

12. “Team player is the one who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others, and developing trust.” – Dennis Kinlaw 

11. “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.” – Becka Schoettle

10. “To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.” – Christine Caine

9. “Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.” – Midrash

8. “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

7. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

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

5. “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough

4. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

3. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

2.  “A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken.” – Bonnie Edelstein

1. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Samantha Ferguson</a>

Written by Samantha Ferguson

Samantha is Head of Content at She has 5+ years' experience in the project management industry and in that time she's written over 100 articles on the subject and conducted studies on employee engagement and how AI is impacting the industry. She also has a lifetime's experience of being obsessed with organisation and productivity - Samantha is that person who plans travel itineraries down to the hour! Her favourite feature is the AI assistant.

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