The Antichrist

1896 book by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Antichrist (Der Antichrist) is a German philosophical book by Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895.

  • What is good? — All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
    What is bad? — All that proceeds from weakness.
    What is happiness? — The feeling that power increases — that a resistance is overcome.
    • Aphorism 2
  • The weak and ill-constituted shall perish: first principle of our philanthropy. And one shall help them to do so.
    • Aphorism 2
  • I call an animal, a species, an individual depraved when it loses its instincts, when it chooses, when it prefers what is harmful to it.
    • Aphorism 6
  • Pity on the whole thwarts the law of evolution, which is the law of selection.
    • Aphorism 7.
  • The very word 'Christianity' is a misunderstanding--at bottom there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
    • Aphorism 39.
    • Note: Often misquoted as "The last Christian died on the cross"

Unsorted quotes

  • The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity. It has made of every value, a dis-value; of every truth, a lie; of every kind of integrity, a vileness of soul.

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