The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) had some good aphorisms/quotes that relate, sometimes obliquely to conflict.
- A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
- A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
- A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
- Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
- Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie
- It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed “Wisdom.” And then I know exactly what is going to follow: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
- Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
- Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
- Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
- Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.