30 Quotes to Help You Discover the Power of Teamwork

Have you ever wondered why all great leaders talk about the team and how it can make you stronger and better? It’s probably because no one can be great without many unnamed people working hard for their success. From ancient philosophers to modern IT gurus, people who found success reveal their secrets. Let’s find out from their thoughtful words how teamwork can help you in your professional life.

  1. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa


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


  3. “There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence, and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked.” – Anton Chekhov


  4. “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.” – Charles Dickens


  5. “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle


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


  7. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


  8. “What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” – Johann von Goethe


  9. “If we were all determined to play the first violin, we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.” – Robert Schumann


  10. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” - Michael Jordan


  11. “It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott


  12. “In union there is strength.” – Aesop


  13. “Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number, not voices, but weigh them.” – Immanuel Kant


  14. “He that does good to another does good also to himself.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


  15. “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


  16. “I like working with people. I believe change can only come through collaboration.” – Alain de Botton


  17. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


  18. “The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”– Steve Jobs


  19. “Light is the task where many share the toil.” – Homer


  20. “The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you’re going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.” – Carl Lewis


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


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


  23. “One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion” – Simone de Beauvoir


  24. “Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.” – Lance Armstrong


  25. “When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.” – Steven Spielberg


  26. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln


  27. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain


  28. “Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.” – Mark Twain


  29. "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


  30. “When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.” – Michael Schumacher


After reading 30 teamwork quotes filled with wisdom and resonance, it’s easier to imagine the next step in your career. Build a strong and happy team, choose passionate people, and learn to collaborate. Success seems to be just one step away. And remember that if you're still looking for inspiration, we have curated some of the best motivational quotes for your employees.