HEPHAESTUS. Oh, how I hate my craft skills!
POWER. Why do you hate them? Quite simply, your skills aren't in any way responsible for the task you now have.
HEPHAESTUS. All the same, I wish someone else had been allotted them.
POWER. Everything is burdensome, except ruling over the gods: no one is free but Zeus. (45-50)
PROMETHEUS. But what am I saying? I have precise foreknowledge of all that will happen: none of my sufferings will come as a surprise. I must bear my destined fate as easily as may be, knowing that the power of Necessity is unchallengeable. (101-105)
PROMETHEUS. […] at that time I gave the best advice to the Titans, the children of Uranus and Gaea, but could not persuade them. They despised ingenious stratagems, and in the pride of their strength they thought they could retain control with ease by brute force. But my mother Themis, also called Gaea—one person under multiple names—had more than once prophesied to me how the future would come to pass, saying that it was destined that the victors should be those who excelled not in might nor in power but in guile. I spoke to them explaining this, but they simply did not see fit even to look at the idea. (204-221)