Do not stare at your commas as if they are your full stop

Do not stare at your commas as if they are your full stop. Commas are marks of continuity, not signs of a dead end.

"It's a slip, not a fall." - Abe Lincoln after losing a political contest.


March 10, 2016
Dale Carnegie, Lincoln the Unknown, p. 104

On election night, Lincoln remained in the telegraph office, reading the returns. When he saw that he had lost, he started home. It was dark and rainy and gloomy. The path leading to his house had been worn pig-backed and was slippery. Suddenly, one foot shot from under and hit the other. Quickly he recovered his balance. "It's a slip," he said, "and not a fall."

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