The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
— John Stuart Mill

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
Rutherford B. Hayes unnecessarily quote

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
— Betty Friedan

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
— George Washington

There's no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily.
— unnecessarily quotation by J. Carter Brown