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By Michael Yardney

Top 50 team motivational quotes

Being an investor or a businessman requires lots of knowledge and skills but quite often a team and partners to succeed.

You may find outstanding leaders among the most successful entrepreneurs and it's not a coincidence.

Every successful company thrives on the power of teamwork and every team needs a proper approach.

Using motivational quotes with your colleagues and employees will help you to encourage and build a work culture.


1. 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, Naturalist

2. Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. — Vince Lombardi, Football coach

3. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. — Mark Twain, Writer

4. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton, Physicist

5. Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success. — Henry Ford, Business magnate

6. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. — African Proverb


7. Success is best when it’s shared. — Howard Schultz, Businessman

8. Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone. — Diane Arias, Founder of Decedario

9. Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable. — Chris Bradford, Author

10. If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now, who wants that? — Matthew Woodring Stover, Novelist

11. Teamwork is a make-or-break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you. — Kris A. Hiatt, Novelist

12 . Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO. — Max McKeown, Writer


13. The path to greatness is along with others. — Baltasar Gracion, Spanish Writer

14. A single leaf working alone provides no shade. — Chuck Page, Author

15. There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. —George Shinn, Businessman

16. It takes both sides to build a bridge. — Fredrik Nael, Author

17. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. — Kurt Koffka, Psychologist

18. Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. — Emily Kimbrough, American Author


19. A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all. — Jacqueline Novogratz, Entrepreneur

20. Teams are incredible things. No task is too great, no accomplishment too grand, no dream too far-fetched for a team. It takes teamwork to make the dream work. — John Maxwell, Author

21. Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams. — John Katzenbach , Author

22. Teamwork means that you are willing to compromise when it is best for the team to advance to reach their goals. — Byron Pulsifer, Author

23. Team player is the one who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others, and developing trust. — Dennis Kinlaw, Scholar

24. Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives. — Tom J. Bouchard, American Psychologist


25. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. — E. Luccock, American Professor and Author

26. A group becomes teammates when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others. — Norman Shidle, Author

27. The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. — Margaret Carty, American Politician

28. A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead, American Cultural Anthropologist

29. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. — Phil Jackson, American Baseball Player and Coach

30. I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues. — Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States


31. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. — Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese Writer

32. 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, American Baseball Player

33. 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, American Entrepreneur, and Author

34. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

35. My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of its parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. — Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

36. It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats. — Simon Sinek, Author


37. You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. — Jim Stovall, Writer

38. Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. — Helen Keller, Writer

39. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. — Napoleon Hill, Author

40. In business, nothing great can be done by one person alone (typically) but, with a team, great things can happen. — Steven Dunlop, Entrepreneur

41. None of us is as smart as all of us. — Ken Blanchard, Writer

42. If you can laugh together, you can work together. — Robert Orben, Writer


43. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. — Henry Ford, Business magnate

44. To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority. — Christine Caine, Writer

45. Not finance, not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and rare. — Patrick Lencioni, Author

46. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. — Martin Luther King, Jr., Activist

47. Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do. — Robert Schuller, Televangelist

48. Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers to the earth. — Amit Ray, Author

49. Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team. — Brian Tracy, Author

50. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. — Joe Paterno, Football player


About Michael Yardney Michael is the founder of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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