I would have to say Julius Caesar is the first person that comes to mind, even though he's nothing like me. He just seems to have so many good qualities and interesting quirks.
I also admire Immanuel Kant, Plato, Aristotle, and Confucius. There are probably more such characters, but I can't think of them at the moment.
It may seem strange that I admire Caesar, considering the others that I admire... but it makes sense to me to think that they were all great, although Caesar was great in a different way than the others were.
Held together the Union that didn't believe in him.
"For a man who wants to make a profession of good in all regards must come to ruin among so many who are not good. Hence it is necessary to a prince, if he wants to maintain himself, to learn to be able not to be good, and to use this and not use it according to necessity."