Was this from Proverbs? I think it is?

I know Mick Jagger used this lyric, but I'm almost positive I might have seen it somewhere in Proverbs. It goes as follows:

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try you get what you need."

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Not there, at least in the translations that I have.

    Credit the Rolling Stones for creating the phrase.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He who delights himself in the Lord, gets what He wants. paraphrase of Matthew 6

  • 9 years ago


  • 9 years ago

    No cigar

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