Quotes for Coaching: Teamwork

Quotes help highlight sometimes what is not always easy to communicate about Teamwork. Quotes are sometimes a useful way also approaching topics within the team that are fraught with conflict or emotion such as honesty, trust and living with mistakes.


When looking to use a quote around teamwork remember that the quote is only a way of starting the discussion and to be effective you need to allow for the opportunity of team discussion around the topic. Remember without team discussion and each individual being invited and provided with the opportunity to contribute there cannot be the full potential reached from the activity.


Below are some selected quotes focusing on teamwork:

Teamwork is the Basis of All Great Achievements (Source: Kim S)
Teamwork is the Basis of All Great Achievements. Quotes about this inspire everyone with solidarity (Source: Kim S)


  1. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy
  2. “Without forgiveness, there can be no real freedom to act within a group” – Max DePree
  3. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home” – Trenton Lee Stewart
  4. “Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience” – Jack Vance
  5. “Not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies” – Thomas Paine
  6. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want” – Zig – Ziglar
  7. “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent” – John Donne
  8. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” – Phil Jackson
  9. “Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching” – Unknown
  10. “Teamwork is the secret that make common people achieve uncommon result” – Ifeanyyi Enoch Onuoha
  11. “It takes two flints to make a fire” – Louisa May Alcott
  12. “A willing helper does not wait until he is asked” – Danish Proverb
  13. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value” – Albert Einstein
  14. “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself” – Seth Godin
  15. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown
  16. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton
  17. “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team” – Lewis B. Ergen
  18. “Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!” – Tom Wilson
  19. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit” – Conrad Hilton
  20. “Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love” – Miguel Angel Ruiz
  21. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” – Henry Ford
  22. “It doesn’t take strength to win, it takes the true heart of the team to win” – Emily Voyles
  23. “Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success” – Unknown
  24. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up” – Mark Twain
  25. “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable” – Kenyan Proverb
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Coach Riches has been working within the sport, business and education industries for many years. During this time he has built an extensive number of formal and informal qualifications. A firm believer in training and development designed to help people reach their full potential, relevant o their needs and functional to their industry environment.

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