Plato is trying to say that the things people do that are important take hard work. He is saying that important inventions and discoveries don't just happen, they are worked on. Why he had told this is because he probaly wanted to inspire people to start thinking of new ideas. This quote relates to Plato because he believed that people should be well educated and he is a well know philosopher. Plato was a hard worker and this quote shows that he wanted others to work hard too which relates to how he founded an academy.
This quote relates to what I know about Ancient Greece. Because I know that in Ancient Greece they were very focused on making new inventions and being educated. In Ancient Greece society everyone wanted to be known as a great philosopher or inventor. This quote says that to be know for that you have to put work into your projects and that things don't just happen. This quote relates a lot with what I know about Ancient Greece.
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“Plato's Academy.” Google Images. 15, September 2015
“Plato.” Google Images. 15, September 2015