No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

In 1865 Thomas Carlyle was made Lord Rector of Edinburgh University. Shortly after, during his last years, he renounced his faith as a christian, became isolated and was proclaimed a “prophet of Doom” after his death in 1881.
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