It is tempting to use a line break (<br />) to “clean up” alignment.
The trouble is, different browsers will insert line breaks at different places. So if you manually insert a line break to “even out” things, the results might look good on some browsers, and not so good, or even disastrous, on other browsers.
You could get something that looks like this:
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog a few minutes before the
appeared on the horizon with rifle in hand.
Remember, working in html is not like working in Word: what you see on the screen is only an approximation of what will be seen across various browsers. Results vary under different conditions, especially when it comes to word wrapping.
It’s best to allow the words to wrap where they may, even if the results are not ideal on some browsers.