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Written by famous people, love letters from the heart

Updated on April 2, 2016

For centuries, Romance has always set the mood for what is to come when a couple is dating or madly in love. How often we forget that sometimes putting words to paper is far more romantic then buying a box of chocolate. A box of chocolate is eaten , the box is tossed aside but words placed on paper lasts an eternity. Writing a love letter takes time, thought and has to come from the heart. A person can tell if a letter is thrown together because it rattles on without making any sense, but a letter from the heart reflects dedication, passion, feeling and emotion that only the person that you are giving it to understands. Due to technology and our fast-paced environment we have set aside the little things in life believing that purchasing a gift is relevant to showing our love to our special someone. Many all over the World are dealing with the hard hit recession, having to count every penny but a letter only takes a beautiful piece of paper, a pen and your heart. Writing a love letter is free nothing can be more expressive then words. Researching I ran across some famous love letters that may entice you to sit down , placing your pen in hand and begin expressing your words to the person that you love. You may not be as poetic as they were, but words are worth a thousand words.

Ludwig Von Beethoven ( A Love Letter)

If you are an admirer of music Ludwig Van Beethoven not only composed and played but he to wrote words of love to the woman he held dear to his heart. At the age of 57, Beethoven had passed away, amongst his possessions was a love letter that was written to an unknown woman he had called his "Immortal Beloved". Until this day nobody has ever put a face to the mysterious woman or has any idea about the affair, but not only was he passionate about his music but he was passionate about love. His compositions expressed words of love and tragedy in a relationship that had never been truly publicized. May both of them Rest In Peace and finally, we can only hope that they are spending eternity together. Here is the final love letter was written to his "Immortal Beloved".

July 6, 1806

My angel, my all, my very self -- only a few words today and at that with your pencil -- not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon -- what a useless waste of time. Why this deep sorrow where necessity speaks -- can our love endure except through sacrifices -- except through not demanding everything -- can you change it that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine?

Oh, God! look out into the beauties of nature and comfort yourself with that which must be -- love demands everything and that very justly -- that it is with me so far as you are concerned, and you with
me. If we were wholly united you would feel the pain of it as little as I!

Now a quick change to things internal from things external. We shall surely see each other; moreover, I cannot communicate to you the observations I have made during the last few days touching my own life -- if our hearts were always close together I would make none of the kind. My heart is full of many things to say to you - Ah! -- there are moments when I feel that speech is nothing after all -- cheer up -- remain my true, only treasure, my all as I am yours; the gods must send us the rest that which shall be best for us.

Your faithful,

Lord Byron To Lady Caroline Lamb ( A Love Letter)

Notoriety given by being a womanizer and a world-famous poet by the ripe old age of 24 although brief he had a very passionate love affair with Lady Caroline Lamb. Feeling pressured by Caroline's mother he had written a letter explaining why he was ending the relationship. History notates that possibly Lady Caroline's mother had a very deep infatuation with Lord Byron in this letter he writes about his reason for ending it.

August 1812

My dearest Caroline,

If tears, which you saw & know I am not apt to shed, if the agitation in which I parted from you, agitation which you must have perceived through the whole of this most nervous, nervous affair, did not commence till the moment of leaving you approached, if all that I have said & done, & am still but too ready to say & do, have not sufficiently proved what my real feelings are & must be ever towards you, my love, I have no other proof to offer.

God knows I wish you happy, & when I quit you, or rather when you from a sense of duty to your husband & mother quit me, you shall acknowledge the truth of what I again promise & vow, that no other in word or deed shall ever hold the place in my affection which is & shall be most sacred to you, till I am nothing.

I never knew till that moment, the madness of -- my dearest & most beloved friend -- I cannot express myself -- this is no time for words -- but I shall have a pride, a melancholy pleasure, in suffering what you yourself can hardly conceive -- for you don not know me. -- I am now about to go out with a heavy heart, because -- my appearing this Evening will stop any absurd story which the events of today might give rise to -- do you think now that I am cold & stern, & artful -- will even others think so, will your mother even -- that mother to whom we must indeed sacrifice much, more much more on my part, than she shall ever know or can imagine.

"Promises not to love you" ah Caroline it is past promising -- but shall attribute all concessions to the proper motive -- & never cease to feel all that you have already witnessed -- & more than can ever be known but to my own heart -- perhaps to yours -- May God protect forgive & bless you -- ever & even more than ever.

yr. most attached

P.S. -- These taunts which have driven you to this -- my dearest Caroline -- were it not for your mother & the kindness of all your connections, is there anything on earth or heaven would have made me so happy as to have made you mine long ago? & not less now than then, but more than ever at this time -- you know I would with pleasure give up all here & all beyond the grave for you -- & in refraining from this -- must my motives be misunderstood --? I care not who knows this -- what use is made of it -- it is you & to you only that they owe yourself, I was and am yours, freely & most entirely, to obey, to honour, love --& fly with you when, where, & how you yourself might & may determine.

His words till this day can make any woman shutter as they are so eloquently written and quite meaningful. Lord Byron certainly had a way with words when it came to the ladies in his life.

Ronald Regan On His 31st Wedding Anniversary ( A Love Letter)

But perhaps the most romantic letter ever written was by a now departed former President of the United States of America not only were their tears of sadness the day of his passing but the love that he had for his wife and former first lady were words heard and read by millions of people who felt an instant closeness to him. His words to his wife will forever be one of my favorite romantic letters ever written in the last century. He had written this aboard the AIR FORCE ONE celebrating their thirty-first wedding Anniversary. You can still hear his voice as you read the letter that he had written to his wife on that special day.

Aboard Air Force One

March 4 1983

Dear First Lady

I know tradition has it that on this morning I place cards Happy Anniversary cards on your breakfast tray. But things are somewhat mixed up. I substituted a gift & delivered it a few weeks ago.

Still this is the day, the day that marks 31 years of such happiness as comes to few men. I told you once that it was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.

You know I love the ranch but these last two days made it plain I only love it when you are there. Come to think of it that's true of every place & every time. When you aren't there I'm no place, just lost in time & space.

I more than love you, I'm not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone I'm waiting for you to return so I can start living again.

Happy Anniversary & thank you for 31 wonderful years.

I love you

Your Grateful Husband

These are just a few that were located in the book "Love Letters of Great Men", but give you ideas reflecting thought, meaning, heart, passion, eloquence, and love it was a simple written letter that came directly from the heart. If you are finding yourself in a dilemma or a budget crunch just sit down, with pen in hand , writing on a piece of paper and begin writing from the heart. It does not have to be poetic it simply has to hold the heart in the palm of your hand.

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      uwais sultan 

      4 years ago


    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      sonison: They are so amazing! Love is a many splendid thing.:)

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      7 years ago from Heaven 7

      Good collection!! Amazed to see all these letters.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Banmali: They are beautiful and thank you so much for commenting. :)

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      Banmali Piya pramanik 

      7 years ago

      These are such beautiful love letters.I totally agree with you. Relay i love them.... thanks to all and love you...!

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      8 years ago from Ohio

      i enjoyed it very much and i have learned something to help me in my writing good job can you give me any advice on my new hub greatly appreciate it

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Happyboomernurse: I loved that letter to and I am glad you enjoyed. I apologize for not responding months ago, but I just recently started writing again.

      HudeieG: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed. :)

      deedeelaw: They certainly do and I will take them anytime.

      DexisView: That is so true.

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      8 years ago from New England

      Nothing more romantic than a handwritten love letter from the heart.

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      Deborah S. Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Deborah's Musings

      I totally agree with you. Heartfelt words mean so much more to me than any store bought gift.

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      8 years ago from The land of love of happiness.

      I love this.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      I enjoyed this hub, especially the Ronald Regan love letter to Nancy as it came after 31 years as man and wife. Thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago

      Wow, AEvans...those are beautiful letters. Definitely made me smile and bring a tear to my eyes when I read them. Made me think about when I would receive love letters from my husband or when I wrote letters to him expressing only the love that we share for one another. Great hub!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Rossimobis: I bet we do have something in common, we are on the same page. :)

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Perhaps, we have something in common,you know what? This statement is nothing but a true statement..."Writing a love letter is free nothing can be more expressive then words."

      Love this hub and voted it up.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Kendall H: You are welcome and I am glad that you are enjoying my variety of hubs. :)

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      Kendall H. 

      9 years ago from Northern CA

      Your hubs have great variety! It's inspiring! Thanks for showing love letters that were truly from the heart!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      princess-sisi: I am glad that you enjoyed the hub! :)

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      9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very impresive! I Liked it.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      cindyvine: You will soon, never give up the thought or hope that one will not come. :)

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      Can't remember when last I received a love letter!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Princessa: More then anything else I do too! :)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      That's what I call romance, someone who takes the time to write an original piece especially for you. Honestly, I think a love letter is one of the best presents someone can offer you.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      cashmere: I don't know but if they are out there let me know, my hubby says it is hard for him to put things into words.lololo Oh Geesh but I love him! I bet they are out there somewhere. :)

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      9 years ago from India

      I had read Byron's letter before but the other two were new to me. Why don't they make men like that any more?

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      GlstngRosePetals: He was great wasn't he? :)

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      9 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      AEvans: Very nice article, very touching.. I have to agree with everyone else the Ronald Reagan letter tops them all....

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      emievil: Ronald's is so touching I definitely agree and I wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day too! :)

      LizzyBoo: Yes there are still love letters and you will get one, don't worry. :)

      Justine76: I do the same thing and I also read the cards which makes me feel so much better. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      emievil: Ronald's is so touching I definitely agree and I wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day too! :)

      LizzyBoo: Yes there are still love letters and you will get one, don't worry. :)

      Justine76: I do the same thing and I also read the cards which makes me feel so much better. :)

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      9 years ago

      Oh, this was nice to read. :) How sweet. My husband used to write me love letters, I still have them saved up to read when Im feeling angry at him. They always make me feel better.

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      9 years ago from Czech Republic

      Good that there are still love letters. In this silly world people stopped using paper. I would love to get a letter again. yay. Lizzy

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hey AEvans, thanks for featuring these love letters. I was very touched by Pres. Reagan's letter to his wife. After 31 years, it's obvious he's still very much in love with her.

      On a side note, I hope you and your husband will have a wonderful illness-free Valentine's Day. Hope both of you (and your mother, too) are doing okay.

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ralwus: We watched the movie and I am going to sleep but had to comment back, thanks for your concern I just need some R&R I will be just fine. :)

      Mekenzie: He did have so much integrity I was to young to vote for him, but I remember him well. We watched his funeral which was fitting for a man of his manner. He certainly did love his wife and you could hear it and feel it is his words, thank you so much for reading. :)

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      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Hello dear girl, what a touching and wonderful hub. Your introduction was beautifully written and the men's letters you chose.. perfect! Reagan seems to be a favorite to many .. it was my favorite too, probably because I felt I knew him through his movies and then as a man of integrity in his presidency. Great Job!

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      9 years ago

      Well I knew where you were coming from. I had to leave for a bit and only just returned. I am really upset over some of the comments I have read. I f I could, I would go tell some of them a thing or two, I can't as I am banned. LOL Maybe it is good huh? I do see your allies coming to your defense. It is so good to have friends. I am with you dear and just take care. Get the hell out of there and enjoy your family and watch a movie. Close the damn thread and shut them off for now. I am worried for you. Love, CC a big (((hug)))

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ralwus: I will settle down I guess I peeved some of them off and honestly I did not mean to. I cry for the people in Haiti but I am irritated w ith our government not because they gave money but because they seem to somehow come up with money constantly and then tell us there broke. **Sigh** I honestly didn't mean to hurt other people's feelings I admire all of them I was just frustrated. Thank you so much for the comment it is nice to get a smile on a rainy day. :)

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      9 years ago

      Ahh they knew how to express themselves didn't they. Now I know you have love in your heart, so you settle your self down now. I cannot join you in your debate in the forums,[banned] or I would. Still love ya. CC

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Angela Blair: I certainly do agree there is nothing like saying " I Love You" when there is a personal touch that comes directly from the heart. :)

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      Angela Blair 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Lovely Hub and sentiments - congratulations! The personal, hand-written notes and letters of days gone by will never be replaced by email -- especially those between lovers. Thanks! Best, sis

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      bearclawmedia: I was young when Reagan was in office but his love letter was beautiful. :)

      Rose West: The power of the pen is powerful and I agree Ronald Reagan's was beautiful. :)

      Hub Llama: They certainly are clever you noticed that too! You are so welcome! :)

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      Hub Llama 

      9 years ago from Denver, CO

      Nice. Clever touches are the key to those letters. Thanks.

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      Rose West 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      These are such beautiful love letters, but Ronald Reagan's was my favorite :) The power of the pen...

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      9 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Nice one A Evans. I loved the sentiment and I am a romantic letter writer as well. Why not I say. I never did like Reagan sorry. He was the turning point from statesmen to theatrical personality. Our culture needs to believe that the president is for the people, of the people. Not so with the jelly bean man.

      Thanks for the hub mate!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      heart4theword: It was so sweet , that was the most beautiful letter and I could not agree more. :)

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      9 years ago from hub

      Interesting putting together this group of letters! Regan's letter was very heartfelt, you could feel the love coming out of his words:) Sweet!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hello, hello: He to was a romantic people just have to read him more just like us he was always a hopeless romantic. :)

      Peter: You can do it , of all people I know you can. :)

      must65gt: Everyone thinks they cannot write something romantic, it dos not have to be poetic but a simple letter of why you fell in love in the first place would be romantic too. :)

      alekhouse: I am so glad you enjoyed and that I was able to share. :)

      Tammy Lochmann: His was wonderful wasn't it? What a great man who truly loved his wife. :)

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      Tammy Lochmann 

      9 years ago

      How nice I really enjoyed reading those letters. I always had a soft spot for President Reagan now its even softer.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks for a lovely Valentine's hub. Great idea...the love letters. I hadn't seen any of them and really enjoyed them all. Thanks.

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      9 years ago

      I believe you have captured the true essence of romance, it cannot be purchased in a store, it has to be in the heart, I'm not sure I could write something romantic. lol but thanks for the reminder of where the importance needs to be placed.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      9 years ago from South East Asia

      A great choice out of so many to choose. I have often wondered if today it was still possible to write an original 'love letter'. I know I always try. Thank you for your article.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Tha Beethoven's letter was certainly a surprise to me. The way he was always shown it never occurred that he had nothing but his music in his head.

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      dohn121: You will and I to love Ronald Reagan's it was the letter that so many have seen. It is beautifully written, I adored Ronald Reagan and he was so respected. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! :)

      ehern33: Aaahh thank you and I hope that you to can write one or receive one.:)

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      9 years ago

      I have to agree with dohn, I like Reagan's best of all. It does take a special person to bring out the words that represent your love. Like you said, it does have to come from the heart. Excellent!

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I really enjoyed your selections, "J." I especially liked Ronald Reagan's letter to Nancy as I've not read it before. It's simple, yet eloquent and its length is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope to one day publish a love letter myself :D


      Happy Valentine's Day in advance ;)


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