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20 Empowering Collaboration Quotes on Teamwork & Success

Collaboration Quotes on Teamwork & Success

Our latest collection of inspirational collaboration quotes to appreciate the power of teamwork. Enjoy!

Collaboration is a popular buzzword these days. Corporations and organizations encourage employees to share ideas, work together and integrate their efforts. The open office environment, which seems to get more popular from year to year, is designed on the principle of collaboration.

Everyone may not agree, but those behind the open office concept believe that the absence of walls and dividers facilitates conversations and interactions as well as foster a sharing spirit and collaborative attitude. Whether this is true or effective in achieving the level of collaboration that its proponents profess, the fact is we typically accomplish more and attain greater results and benefits when we work together – when we indeed collaborate!

But collaboration is about so much more than a tool for achieving business goals or personal dreams. Collaboration is about compassion, love, support, kindness, and the power that we gain when we share with each other and lean on each other.

As we watched experts and volunteers from across the world come together to rescue 12 young men and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand, we witnessed a clear display of compassion, and a heart-warming demonstration of loving support played out via the power of collaboration in defying the odds and winning!

So, let’s focus on the true meaning, spirit, and value that we gain when we collaborate as can be gleaned from these 20 empowering quotes on collaboration:


Empowering collaboration quotes


1.) “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller


2.) “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford


3.) “Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.” – Paul Solarz


4.) “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa


5.) “Individually we are one drop; but together we are an ocean.” – Ryunosoke Satoro


6.) “Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.” – Mark Twain


7.) “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs


8.) “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. “— Oliver Wendell Holmes


9.) “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


10.) “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


More inspirational collaboration quotes about teamwork


11.) “The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.” —Thomas Stallkamp


12.) “TEAM — Together Everyone Achieves More.” – Author Unknown


13.) “Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow.” —David Hume


14.) “Despair shows us the limit of our imagination. Imagination shared creates collaboration, and collaboration creates community, and community inspires social change.” – Terry Tempest Williams


15.) “Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.” – Amit Ray


16.) “Collaboration is much like a birth. The song that springs forth resembles each one of us to a degree, but it’s the kind of thing that would never be born from just one of us sitting down with a guitar.” – Grant-Lee Phillips


17.) “When ‘I’ is replaced by “we” even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’.” – Scharf


18) “Competition makes us faster, collaboration makes us better.” – Fyrefly


19.) “Creating a better world required teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.” – Simon Mainwaring


20.) “We can see that all the desirable experiences that we cherish or aspire to attain are dependent upon cooperation and interaction with other sentient beings.” – Dalai Lama


Which collaboration quotes were your favorite?

Collaboration is more than a trend or a buzzword. Collaboration should be the cornerstone (the supporting pillar) of our society. We won’t always agree on how to do something, when to do it or why it’s important to do it.

We don’t all possess the same talents, interests, or desires. We don’t all have the same types or levels of experiences. We all don’t have the same background, training, or frame of reference.

But, if we all open up and

a.) Give a little from our hearts,

b.) Share a bit of our knowledge,

c.) Treat each other with great respect, and

e.) Be willing to receive as much as we share and give; then, maybe, just maybe we can make this collaboration thing a truly empowering way of life!

So, did you enjoy these collaboration quotes? Which of the quotes on collaboration were your favorite? Share with us in the comment section below.

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