A Kyrgyz proverb about how work is not something to run away from (even if it's hard)...
Жумуш карышкыр эмес
Work is not a wolf.
Jumush karyshkyr emes
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This Kyrgyz proverb and more can be found on Luther's site here.
Image: Two Kyrgyz warriors depicted by Robert Ker Porter (1813).