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Cryptograms

Cryptograms are encoded English sayings and quotations where each letter has been substituted for another. Each puzzle uses a different substitution scheme, but letter substitutions are applied consistently throughout each individual puzzle. A letter may not stand for itself. Can you decode the cryptograms?

The decoded quotations are a blend of, well known quotes and obscure quotes. Have fun!

1. Rit sdvry dmt ljagzhmrdjr. Ar'y cidr ritq dmt ztmvtaftk rh pt ridr ktrtmgajty rit vhlmyt hs tftjry.

Hints for Cryptogram #1
Below is a partially completed solution. Can you figure out the rest?
r = t
i = h
t = e
s = f
d = a
h = o
Solution for Cryptogram #1
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The facts are unimportant. It's what they are perceived to be that determines the course of events.

2. "Iwnzn tzn t qmi mv qkny omkro tzmerc...trc wtqv mv iwnp tzn izen." -- Bkryimr Swezswkqq

Hints for Cryptogram #2
i = t
w = h
n = e
z = r
t = a
m = o
Solution for Cryptogram #2

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"There are a lot of lies going around...and half of them are true." -- Winston Churchill


3. Q bawk hi hzquf Q xva qukwtqaqdw, gbh uix Q'c uih ai abew.

Hints for Cryptogram #3

q = i
b = u
a = s
w = e
v = a
c = m
Solution for Cryptogram #3

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.


4. "Fvi edgdq zevl lkhw ca devixk ieudaa fvi zevl lkhw ca tvqd wkhe devixk." -- Lcuucht Juhzd

Hints for Cryptogram #4

f = y
v = o
h = a
e = n
a = s
q = r

Solution for Cryptogram #4

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"You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough." -- William Blake

5. Gqw uiex gqpif xuy qsdw gu lu po jzwsgqw. Wdwzxgqpif weow po ukgpuise.

Hints for Cryptogram #5

g = t
q = h
w = e
u = o
p = i
x = y

Solution for Cryptogram #5

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The only thing you have to do is breathe. Everything else is optional.



6. M qdnmuosso db m kdvqw fi sflmqqf rumkkop dv kmkou, rdsw iduo ms fvo ovp mvp m iffa ms swo fswou.

Hints for Cryptogram #6

m = a
q = c
d = i
n = g
f = o
w = h
Solution for Cryptogram #6

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A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco wrapped in paper, with fire at one end and a fool at the other.

7. "Dhspax yiexeyeal ea dqig xh xqzp, jqixeykcqicn tihl q ipcqxemp, q tiepsg, qs qyfkqesxqsyp, hi q axiqsvpi." -- Tiqszces J. Bhspa

Hints for Cryptogram #7

d = h
h = o
s = n
p = e
e = i
a = s
Solution for Cryptogram #7
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"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." -- Franklin P. Jones


8. Cigcei mgheu mgssx eitt laghy mkly gykist ykqvn gj ykiz qj ykix gvex sileqwiu kgm tieugz ykix ug.

Hints for Cryptogram #8

c = p
i = e
g = o
e = l
h = u
k = h
Solution for Cryptogram #8

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People would worry less about what others think of them if they only realized how seldom they do.

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