Team Building Sayings and Quotes

There is no “I” in team, but it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page. Each individual on the team must have confidence in and trust the other members to get the job done. Below you’ll find a collection of wise team building quotes to foster help foster unity within your group.

People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.     

Dr. Allan Fromme

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

Vince Lombardi

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

Patrick Lencioni

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

Swahili Proverb

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.     

H.E. Luccock

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

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.     

Rensis Likert

The ratio of We's to I's is the best indicator of the development of a team.     

Lewis B. Ergen

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.     

Michael Jordan

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.     

Lee Iacocca

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.     

Henry Ford

Teamwork makes the dream work.     

Bang Gae

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

In union there is strength.     


All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.     

Alexis Carrel

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.     

Althea Gibson

Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.     

Bill Bradley

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

Henry Ford

It takes two flints to make a fire.     

Louisa May Alcott

A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.     

Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.     

Casey Stengel

If you can laugh together, you can work together     

Robert Orben

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.     


A leader must inspire or his team will expire     

Orrin Woodward

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Doug Floyd

None of us is as smart as all of us.     

Ken Blanchard

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.     

Henry Ford

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

Stephen Covey

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.     

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar