Team Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old team quotes, team sayings, and team proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives.     

Tom Bouchard

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

Henry Ford

Teams are not ends in themselves; they are a means by which to achieve other organizational goals.     

Richard Wellins, William Byham, Jeanne Wilson

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.     

George Shinn

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.     

Mickey Mantle

All are one unless and until they are asked to work together to achieve a noble goal one.     

Anuj Somany

On our own, we are marshmallows and dried spaghetti, but together we can become something bigger.     

C.B. Cook

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.     

Norman Shidle

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.     

Steve Jobs

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

Sometimes being on a team means being humble and putting others first. It has to be about the team and not the individual     

Maggie White

Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.     

Ted Sundquist

Teams, not individuals, are the fundamental learning unit in modern organizations. This is where the "rubber stamp meets the road"; unless teams can learn, the organization cannot learn.     

Peter M. Senge

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Joe Paterno

Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.     

Patrick Lencioni

There is no ‘I' in team but there is in win.     

Michael Jordan

A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.     

Bill Bethel

When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.     


None of us is as smart as all of us.     

Ken Blanchard

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.     

Norman Shidle

With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.     

Tahir Shah

It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.     


If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.     

Bud Wilkinson

Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.     

Chris Bradford

What sets apart high-performance teams, however, is the degree of commitment, particularly how deeply committed the members are to one another.     

Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith

No matter the disappointment, you simply cannot divorce your favorite team.     

Kevin Walker

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.     

Ryunosuke Satoro

Individual commitment to a group effort – that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.     

Vince Lombardi

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.     

Casey Stengel