The Spartan culture has long been revered as a strong fearless warrior culture. The phrase "With your shield or on it" represents the Spartan warrior's unwavering resolve in battle. These brothers in arms vowed to return home from battle with their shield, or die and be carried upon it. This commitment to the fight, whatever the fight may be to you, is a strength to strive for. Attack the obstacles in your life fearlessly and set forth to succeed and win without any thought to retreat. There is no quit.