Having ego so close

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

–Colin Powell

The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is antimetabole, as the ego-position-position-ego creates an obvious ABBA pattern using the exact same words (which distinguishes it from a chiasmus.)

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