quotations about teamwork
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, Forbes Magazine, 1975
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
H. E. LUCCOCK, attributed, The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations
Many hands make light work.
JOHN HEYWOOD, Proverbs
Two heads are better than one.
If you can't feed a team with two large pizzas, it's too large.
JEFF BEZOS, attributed, The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations
We = power
LORII MYERS, Targeting Success
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, "Greatest Vince Lombardi Quotes", Official NFL Website
Teamwork makes the dream work.
An army is greater than a warrior.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO, The Little Book of Great Thoughts
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothing can beat teamwork.
EDWARD ABBEY, The Monkey Wrench Gang
People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a common purpose can make the impossible possible.
TOM VILSACK, speech, January 10, 2006
A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Dr. William Gordon, July 8, 1783
A player who makes the team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that's teamwork.
JOHN WOODEN, attributed, Team Work: Rediscovering the Essence of Basketball
Teamwork is essential -- it allows you to blame someone else.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
MICHAEL JORDAN, attributed, 10 Minute Truths: Quick Inspiration to Rejuvenate, Refuel and Refocus Your Life
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I". And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I". They don't think "I". They think "we"; they think "team". They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit.
PETER DRUCKER, Managing the Nonprofit Organization
The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept that role, and strive to be excellent in playing it.
TOM CREAN, attributed, Team Work: Rediscovering the Essence of Basketball
A team is a mutual protection society formed to guarantee that no one person can be to blame for a botched committee job that one man would have performed satisfactorily.
RUSSELL BAKER, attributed, The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
HELEN KELLER, attributed, Wisdom for the Soul
To be a team, you must be a family.
DON MEYER, attributed, Team Work: Rediscovering the Essence of Basketball