Team Building Quotes

Many coaches have expressed an interest in getting some quotes to use with their team.  Anyone who  knows me, knows I love to use inspirational / teambuilding quotes in the locker room.  Here are some of my favorites:

“We must all hang together, else we shall all hang separately” – Ben Franklin

“In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity.  Every player must put the team first, ahead of personal glory.” – “Bear” Bryant

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.  The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organized objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results….Simply put, it is less me and more we.” – John C. Maxwell

“I can do what you can’t do and you can do what I can’t do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

“Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“A championship team is a team of champions.” – Unknown

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

“Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.” – Unknown

“The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare” – Thane Yost

“Teamwork is not a performance, it’s a requirement.” – John Wooden

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10 Replies to “Team Building Quotes”

  1. Here are a few more…

    “It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you can do alone.” – Andrew Carnegie

    “Talent will never over-come being out of position.” – Unknown

    “When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Ken Blanchard

  2. “If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.” – Dick Vermeil

    “If at first you dont succeed, you are running about average.” – M.H. Alderson

    “You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.” – Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey)

    “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

    “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky

    “There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

    “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

    “A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistair Cooke

  3. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristole

    “Winning is not a sometime thing: it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi

  4. “Make your life a mission-not an intermission.”
    – Arnold H. Glasgow

    “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” – Harry Firestone

    Only those that have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

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