此句出自威廉姆斯-艾米思(Williams Ames)的一句名言，刻在 哈佛 的校徽上，简写为“VERITAS”（真理），在哈佛 艾米思 铜像的底座左侧就有一个非常显眼的标志。
This Latin word "veritas" now appears in the mottos of many colleges, universities and other diverse organizations. It is typically capitalized in mottoes (as "Veritas") for being an ideal (such as: Truth, Kindness and Beauty). Veritas is the motto of Harvard University, Hutchesons' Grammar School, The University of Western Ontario, Drake University, Knox College (Illinois), Bilkent University, the University of California - Hastings College of the Law, as well as the Dominican Order of the Roman Catholic Church, and Providence College and Molloy College which is run by the Dominicans. "Veritas" is also the motto of Loyola College, Ibadan in Nigeria. Additionally, the word appears in mottoes that are phrases, or lists e.g. the Buckley School of the City of New York employs the phrase Honor et Veritas, the University of Indonesia's motto is "Veritas, Probitas, Iustitia", the University of Cape Coast in Ghana's motto is "Veritas Nobis Lumen", the University of Michigan's motto is: "Artes, Scientia, Veritas". Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan's motto is "Veritas Liberabit Vos". "Veritas vos liberabit" ("The Truth Will Set You Free") is the motto of The Johns Hopkins University and St Thomas' College (Autonomous), Thrissur, the first Catholic college in Kerala.