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Albert Einstein Quotes

Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:SEPTILLIONGOLDS
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Can you decipher these quotes by Albert Einstein?

-Z nzm hslfow ollp uli dszg rh, zmw mlg uli dszg sv gsrmph hslfow yv.

-Z kviuvxgrlm lu nvzmh, zmw xlmufhrlm lu zrnh, hvvnh gl yv lfi nzrm kilyovn.

Answer:

-A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

-A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

The Atbash cipher is used to decipher this teaser. The Atbash cipher is a very specific case of a substitution cipher where the letters of the alphabet are reversed. In other words, all A's are replaced with Z's, all B's are replaced with Y's, and so on.

Because reversing the alphabet twice will get you actual alphabet, you can encipher and decipher a message using the exact same algorithm.

Here is the answer key:
A-Z
B-Y
C-X
D-W
E-V
F-U
G-T
H-S
I-R
J-Q
K-P
L-O
M-N
N-M
O-L
P-K
Q-J
R-I
S-H
T-G
U-F
V-E
W-D
X-C
Y-B
Z-A

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