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Teams and Committees Quotes


Top 20 Teams and Committees Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Teams and Committees Quotes

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

- Babe Ruth (1895-1948), American baseball player, pictured right.



No 2Teams and Committees Quotes

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

- Earvin (‘Magic’) Johnson (1959), American basketball player, pictured right.



No 3Teams and Committees Quotes

Co-operation must outrank self-interest.

- Thomas Watson Jnr, pictured right, in A Business and Its Beliefs (1963)


Teams and Committees Quotes

Robert Owen (1771-1858), pictured right , the Welsh businessman, agrees:

Happiness is achieved by the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each,



No 4Teams and Committees Quotes

Community... creates personality, power, freedom. It also... continuously creates purpose,

- Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) American management expert, pictured right.



No 5Teams and Committees Quotes

Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done,

- Fred Allen (1894–1956), American humorist, pictured right.



No 6Teams and Committees Quotes

Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.,

- C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–93), English writer, pictured right.



No 7Teams and Committees Quotes

The length of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present.

- Eileen Shanahan (1924-2001), American journalist, pictured right.



No 8Teams and Committees Quotes

We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass.

- Brian Clough (1935-2004), pictured right, English football (soccer) manager.



No 9

A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary,

- Anonymous (original author unknown).



No 10Teams and Committees Quotes

There may be no ‘I’ in team, but there’s a ‘me’ if you look hard enough.

- David Brent (Ricky Gervais) in the TV comedy, The Office, pictured right.



No 11Teams and Committees Quotes

A camel is a horse designed by a committee

- Alec Issigonis 1906–88, pictured right, Greek-born British motor car designer. 



No 12Teams and Committees Quotes

Committee - a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.

Milton Berle (1908-2002), pictured right, American comedian



No 13Teams and Committees Quotes

He became not a man but a member ... He was welded into a common personality which was dominated by a single desire,

(on Henry’s automatic rifle firing in battle in the 1895 novel The Red Badge of Courage

- Stephen Crane (1871-1900), pictured right, American writer.



No 14Teams and Committees Quotes

You will never be great on your own, you need to be able to work with people.

- Daley Thompson (1958- ), English athlete, pictured right



No 15Teams and Committees Quotes

None of us is as smart as all of us.

- Kenneth Blanchard (1939- ), pictured right, American management writer.



No 16Teams and Committees Quotes

Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?

- Meredith Belbin (1926- ), pictured right, English management writer.



No 17Teams and Committees Quotes

An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps and fights as a team.

- George Patton (1885-1945), pictured right, American World War Two general



No 18Teams and Committees Quotes

I don’t necessarily pick the best players, but I always try to pick the best team.

- Alf Ramsey (1920-99), England football (soccer) manager, pictured right



No 19Teams and Committees Quotes

Individuals don’t win, teams do.

- Sam Walton (1918-1992), pictured right, American founder Wal-Mart,the world’s biggest retailer



No 20Teams and Committees Quotes

How did we get through? Partly the fear of fear. The fear of being found afraid. Another factor is the belief in human beings - your colleagues.

- Second Lieutenant Edmund Blunden (1896-1974), pictured right, (British officer talking about the Battle of the Somme,1916)

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