Every cloud has a silver lining

Origin of: Every cloud has a silver lining

Every cloud has a silver lining

All problems have a positive aspect in them and John Milton in Comus (1634) is usually credited with coining the concept when he wrote, “Was I deceived or did a sable cloud turn forth her silver lining on the night?” Thereafter, so many literary references were made to Milton’s ‘cloud with the silver lining’ that by early the 19th century it had become the well-known saying in those exact words.