Team Quotes
Motivation for Athletes

team quotes motivation

You are not a one-man show.

This Team Quotes Motivation for Athletes page is designed to help you realize that.

Team quotes remind us that whether it’s in the workplace, at home, in sports leagues, or in civic organizations, we all find ourselves part of a team of individuals trying our best to get along and work together toward a common goal.

As you know, this is not always easy!

Though they're not all sport sayings, these words from successful leaders in a wide range of fields transfer really well to the game of basketball. They are sure to challenge you to fulfill your role in helping your team reach its potential.

After all, teams can only be as strong as their weakest link.

How about working to strengthen your link?

Motivation for Athletes

"Nineteen of 21 civilizations have died from within and not by conquest from without." - Unknown

"Remember that a team's success depends on its ATTITUDE – it's morale, its will to win, and its belief that it can." - Unknown

"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it." – Halford E. Luccock

"One person seeking glory doesn't accomplish much. Success is the result of people pulling together to meet common goals." – John C. Maxwell

"Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan

"We don't work for each other; we work with each other." – Stanley C. Gault

"Profile of a winning team – They play to win. They have a winning attitude. They keep improving. They make their teammates more successful."– John C. Maxwell

"Your teammates will stretch your vision or choke your dream." – John C. Maxwell

"We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow." – President Woodrow Wilson

"Success feeds on itself, not just by attracting better talent to projects, but by raising your own team's level of confidence and passion for the project." – Michael Eisner

"Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results." – Pat Summitt

"Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have." – Pat Summitt

"Losing is not the worse thing that can happen to a team. If we lose, we have a better chance of winning it all." – Pat Summitt

"Notice who is in the locker room after you lose, not after you win." – Angelo Dundee

"The star of the team IS the team." – John Wooden

"For the strength of the pack is the wolf; and the strength of the wolf is the pack." – Rudyard Kipling

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"Even when you've played the game of your life, it's the feeling of teamwork that you'll remember. You'll forget the plays, the shots, and the score, but you'll never forget your teammates." – Deborah Miller Palmore

"Teamwork is the essence of life. It makes everything possible from moonshots to building cities to the renewal of life. And a good team multiplies the potential of everyone on it." – Pat Riley

"The successful attainment of a dream is a cart and horse affair. Without a team of horses, a cart of dreams can go nowhere." – Rex Murphy

"In the end, it is upon the quality and commitment of individuals that all group movements depend." – Robertson Davies

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Motivation Books

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