Sophocles has the same idea in the Philoctetes, but I can't quote it.
The Philoctetes and the Hercules are among the exceptions that prove the rule.
Nothing could be more vivid than the touches of description in the Philoctetes.
Philoctetes also is rejected by man and accepted by Destiny.
At last Poeas, father of Philoctetes, takes pity on him, and is rewarded with the gift of his bow and arrows.
And the tale of this bow, and how it fared with him that had it, may be read in the story of Philoctetes.
Philoctetes filled the Greek stage with his lamentations; Hercules himself, when in fury, does not keep under his grief.
He is represented as a prophet in the Philoctetes of Sophocles.
Of the frenzied Ajax of Timomachus we can form some judgment from the account of Philoctetes.
The Philoctetes illustrates an otherwise incomprehensible account of the masters ability.