Some are religious. The All Caps and central location on this "rustic cross" type does seem emphatic.
That seems a little more humble.
Some are nostalgic. In this instance it almost looks as if the departed had expected a number of other family members to be added to the family plot and to his marker. Didn't work out as planned. Maybe he was forgotten.
To modern eyes this looks whimsical. We sometimes use foreign phrases to sound a bit silly, kind of the equivalent of "Ta-ta-for-now". But to a native German speaker this may have been heartfelt.
And with some last words you can feel the pain generations later. This is to date the only example of a Tree Shaped Tombstone I have seen in a Jewish Cemetery (more on that another day). This is done in nice white stone that makes the words a little harder to read, but it says:
HE GAVE TO MISERY
ALL HE HAD - A TEAR
HE GAINED FROM HEAVEN
TWAS ALL HE SOUGHT - REST