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“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.”

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    Welcome to ELL! Can you be more specific about what part confuses you? Is there a word that's not familiar to you? – Nathan Tuggy Apr 14 '16 at 1:38
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The wording is needlessly obtuse. I guess the writer was trying to impress the audience with his brilliance. He is obviously an ex-spurt (drip under pressure).

Moonshine is denoting something that is counterfeit, or not genuine. So basically you can't understand your real calling and destiny until you understand yourself - What motivates you? What do you like to do? What role do you like to play?

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