Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

the antichrist quotes, nietzscheThe Antichrist was written in 1888, but it's publication was delayed until 1895 due to the controversial content. The preface begins 'This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive.'


Parasitism is the only practice of the church; with its ideal of anaemia, its "holiness", draining all blood, all love, all hope for life; the beyond as the will to negate every reality; the cross as the mark of recognition for the most subterranean conspiracy that ever existed-against health, beauty, whatever has turned out well, courage, spirit, graciousness of the soul, against life itself.
The Antichrist
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I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are too venomous, too underhand, too underground and too petty -- I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind.
The Antichrist
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Whoever has the blood of theologians in his veins, stands from the start in a false and dishonest position to all things. The pathos which grows out of this state is called Faith: that is to say, to shut one's eyes once and for all, in order not to suffer at the sight of incurable falsity. People convert this faulty view of all things into a moral, a virtue, a thing of holiness. They endow their distorted vision with a good conscience,--they claim that no other point of view is any longer of value, once theirs has been made sacrosanct with the names "God," "Salvation," "Eternity." I unearthed the instinct of the theologian everywhere; it is the most universal, and actually the most subterranean falsity on earth.
The Antichrist
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Priests ... these turkey-cocks of God.
The Antichrist
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Faith' as an imperative is a veto against science -- in praxi, it means lies at any price.
The Antichrist
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In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
The Antichrist (1888). Sec. 16
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Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.
The Antichrist (1888). Sec. 23
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which must be overcome, by the effort it costs to remain on top. The highest type of free men should be sought where the highest resistance is constantly overcome: five steps from tyranny, close to the threshold of the danger of servitude. This is true psychologically if by "tyrants" are meant inexorable and dreadful instincts that provoke the maximum of authority and discipline against themselves - most beautiful type: Julius Caesar - ; this is true politically too; one need only go through history. The nations which were worth something, became worth something, never became so under liberal institutions: it was great danger that made something of them that merits respect. Danger alone acquaints us with our own resources, our virtues, our armor and weapons, our spirit - and forces us to be strong...Twilight of the Idols (1888)