People decide to prepare epitaphs on their gravestones and cemetery memorials for many reasons (such as to summarize their role in life as a father or husband). Others like to leave lasting messages on the cemetery memorials for the living to contemplate their own, ongoing lives.
Epitaphs can be chosen by the deceased beforehand while others are chosen by those responsible for the burial. Epitaphs on cemetery memorials can also take the shape of aphorisms, holy texts, or humorous and witty sayings.
Here is a collection of epitaphs: