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.

In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly. Mark Sanborn
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skill of the others. Norman S. Hidle
Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. Vince Lombardi
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
Light is the task where many share the toil. Homer
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play. William B. Given, Jr.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. Joe Paterno
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain
Gossip, jealousy, suspicion, and resentment are the most destructive ways that we look at each other; such negativity only serves to fracture our personal power. Ancient Teachings
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way . . . you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. Aristotle
Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence. Mike Schmoker
He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. Confucius
The greatest danger a team faces isn't that it won't become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. Mark Sanborn
No man is wise enough by himself. Plautus
A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues. Lee Iacocca
No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Asking for help does not mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence. Anne Wilson Schaef
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. Becka Schoettle
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. Bill Bethel
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
Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary. Bruce Coslet
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
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them. Dean Rusk
Teams share the burden and divide the grief. Doug Smith
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
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt
When the spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Ethiopian Proverb