Many of us first heard about teamwork while in school. Teachers would divide the class in small groups and ask the students to work together on a project or a task.

The idea might have seemed hard to accept for some, since up to that point they were used to doing every task by themselves. But if teamwork happens the way it’s supposed to, it can lead to amazing things.

When everyone is equally dedicated and involved in doing their part, you’ll find that teamwork helps get things done faster and better. When every member of the team is goal-oriented, you’ll work more efficiently, come up with better ideas and avoid mistakes. And let’s not forget the fact that teamwork brings new friends. How wonderful does it feel like to celebrate a success with your team?

Sports teams have always been a strong example of teamwork because the players know that if they can’t count on each other, they can’t win the game. Sport players know that there is no “I” in “team.”

Here are 20 teamwork quotes that show collaboration is the key to success:

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


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

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

– H.E. Luccock

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

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

– Reid Hoffman

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

– Michael Jordan

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

– George Shinn

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes


Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.

– Henry Ford


The secret to teamwork is an outward mindset.

― Steve Young

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

– Phil Jackson

There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.

― Idowu Koyenikan

A core group of guys, all sharing similar goals, can move mountains.

― Chris Matakas

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

― Chris Bradford

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

― Patrick Lencioni

With teamwork we are able to multiply our output and minimize individual input.

― Ogwo David Emenike

We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.

— Victoria Osteen

Be fast, be first, but never be alone. Nothing can replace the value of teamwork.

― Farshad Asl

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

— James Cash Penney

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

— Mattie Stepanek