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Where did that phrase come from - When life passes out lemons, make lemonade
Stan St. Clair
This proverbial saying encourages people who are facing adversity to be positive, take the misfortunes of life and find ways to improve through these experiences. The thought was coined by Elbert Hubbard, a Christian anarchist writer, in the 1915 obituary of Marshall P. Wilder, a dwarf actor, headed with the praise: “King of Jestors,” according to Select Writings of Elbert Hubbard, 1922, page 237: