Famous Teamwork Quotes That Spread Positivity

In need of a spark? These teamwork quotes will inspire your team.

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By the Offsyte Team, February 10, 2023

Sometimes we all need to be inspired at work. For those moments, when your team is searching for a spark, it can help to turn to famous teamwork quotes. You might be rolling your eyes right now, but think about it: There's a reason people turn to inspirational quotes. They work!

For your next meeting, why not try to collect some team-building quotes that are funny, inspirational and wise. You can start the meeting by posting them on Zoom, or share them via email and have everyone discuss their favorite one. To help you get started, we selected some of the best, most famous teamwork quotes around. Take a look.

Team Quotes for Work

“You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.” — Toni Morrison

"Our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us" — Barack Obama

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” — Indira Gandhi

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

"Many hands make light work" — John Heywood

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud." — Maya Angelou

“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

"When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time." — Dr. Dre

"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work" — Vince Lombardi

"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy is, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team." — Reid Hoffman

“It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.” — President Harry Truman

“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

“What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"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

More to Know About Teamwork Quotes

Some common questions people have about teamwork quotes.

What is teamwork in simple words?

Teamwork refers to a group of people — at work, playing a sport, etc. — collaborating together to achieve a common goal.

What makes for a good team?

A good team has open communication, trust in each other and a desire to achieve great things.

What are the best team-building quotes?

The best team-building quotes are positive and inspirational. When you read them or send them to your team, you want them to be genuinely moved by the quotes.

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