Quotes on Teamwork by Famous People

These quotes on teamwork are by high-profile leaders and celebrities. There's some pearls of wisdom about teams and teamwork among the list.

Some are by famous sports coaches and celebrity sports players. Others are by well-known business and community leaders.

You'll also find some quotes that have lived on through time because they are attributed to ancient philosophers or famous people from historical times.  

Quotes on Teamwork by Sports Personalities

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ~ Michael Jordan

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.  ~Mia Hamm

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. ~ Magic Johnson

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. ~Vince Lombardi, football coach for the NFL (1913-1970)

Vince Lombardi was a hero to many. His famous speech "What It Takes To Be Number One" transcends football. His inspiring words capture the fundamentals of success for any business or any life.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.  You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.  ~Babe Ruth

Quotes by Henry Ford

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success. ~Henry Ford

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

Quotes on Teamwork from Ancient Times

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In union there is strength.  ~Aesop

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.  
~Alexander the Great

A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.  ~Swahiliproverb

For the strength of the pack is the wolf,

and the strength of the wolf is the pack.  
~Rudyard Kipling. 
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Light is the task where many share the toil. ~Homer

Famous Inventors Quotes on Teamwork

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

If I could solve all the problems myself, I would. 
~ Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants

Famous Business Leaders’ Views on Teams and Teamwork

A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues. ~Lee Iacocca

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

None of us is as smart as all of us. ~Ken Blanchard


Other Quotes on Teamwork by Famous People

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.  ~Brian Tracy

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I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity ... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that. ~Paul McCartney

It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

None of us,including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
~Mother Teresa

Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously. ~ Mark Twain

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