What does 'Every cloud has a silver lining' mean?

People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.

Idioms similar to 'Every cloud has a silver lining'


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